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Iconic Hotel and Conference Center for Sale in Dearborn, Michigan


Dearborn, MI (PRWEB) June 17, 2015

Savills Studleys U.S. Capital Markets Hotel Group, as exclusive agent for the owner, is pleased to offer for sale the fee simple interest in the 773-room Royal Dearborn, Hotel and Convention Center located at 600 Town Center Drive in Dearborn, Michigan. Situated on over 32 acres of land, the 854,000 square-foot building stands across the street from the Ford Motor Company World Headquarters and is 15 minutes away from Detroit Metro Airport and downtown Detroit.

The Hotel features 773 guestrooms including 27 oversized suites making it the second-largest hotel in Michigan. The Property boasts approximately 55,602 square feet of functional meeting and exhibition space comprised of a 17,000 square foot grand ballroom, a rotunda and numerous flexible meeting and break out rooms. The Hotel also offers two food and beverage outlets, an indoor swimming pool and fitness center, business center, gift shop and expansive outdoor parking.

This represents a unique opportunity to invest in a major hotel asset free of debt, brand and management. There are numerous repositioning options for the property, including splitting the asset into two smaller hotels or even reducing the size of the hotel component by converting the top floors to residential use and transforming parts of ground-level space into retail, said Marc Magazine, executive managing director of Savills Studleys U.S. Capital Markets Hotel Group.

The Hotel is located amid significant demand generators, including Ford Motor Company World Headquarters, TPC Golf Course, Oakwood Health System, Henry Ford Museum, Henry Ford Community College and University of Michigan Dearborn.

For more information regarding this opportunity, please call Marc Magazine at 571.282.2803 or email at mmagazine(at)savills-studley(dot)com.

About Savills Studley

Savills Studley provides strategic real estate solutions to organizations across all industries. The firms comprehensive commercial real estate platform includes brokerage, project management, capital markets, consulting and corporate services. With 27 offices in the U.S. and a heritage of innovation, Savills Studley is well known for tenacious client advocacy and exceptional service.

The firm is part of London-headquartered Savills plc, the premier global real estate service provider with over 27,000 professionals and over 600 locations around the world. Savills plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (SVS.L).

For more information, please visit http://www.savills-studley.com and follow us on Twitter @SavillsStudley and LinkedIn.







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What Companies Are Saying About Recent FSXinterlinked Investment Conference


(PRWEB) May 26, 2015

FSXinterlinked, the premier investment conference organization and a subsidiary of Interlinked, a global investment platform that connects an exclusive network of emerging growth companies with qualified funding sources, held their most recent event at the Loews Hotel in Atlanta, GA.

In addition to formal investor presentations by carefully vetted companies raising capital, FSXinterlinked held wide array networking opportunities for both companies and investors, including investor roundtables and one-on-one meeting between CEOs of presenting companies and individual investors. The CEOs shared their thoughts on the event as it wrapped up.

Since the last conference we were able to raise 5.5 million for CannaPharmaRx Gary Herick, CannaPharmaRX Director of Finance.

In addition to featuring the most promising emerging growth companies in the country, FSXinterlinked had a wonderful keynote by Neal L. Wolkoff former CEO of AMEX and current Broad member of OTC Markets Group and 3 Special Sessions:

1. What it takes to Raise Capital in Todays Environment hosted by Michael Fugler, Executive Chairman of ASG Securities, Scott Andersen, a principal partner with David Drake at Consult DA (Drake & Andersen), and David Drake, a leading equity expert based in New York. He is the founder and chairman of Victoria Global, LDJ Capital.

2. Crisis Management: Controlled crash or Crash landing? hosted by John Busacca, President & CEO of Broker Dealer Exchange, Jervis Hough, Taurus Compliance, Former FINRA examiner and Richard Nummi Esq, Nummi and Associates, PA former SEC Attorney.

3. A Brave New World Highlights of Newly Adopted Reg A+ and the Opportunities It Represents hosted by Robert R. Kaplan Managing Partner at Kaplan Voekler Cunningham & Frank, Thomas G. Voekler Managing Partner at Kaplan Voekler Cunningham & Frank as well as President of ADISA, James Riggs CFP at Moloney Securities and Steve Sadler, CEO of Allegiancy.

Registration has opened for the upcoming investment conference, to be held at the Rizt Carlton, August 2nd 4th, 2015.

About FSXinterlinked and Interlinked:

FSXinterlinked, the premier investment conference organization founded in 1983 is a subsidiary of Interlinked, a global, multi-dimensional investment platform that connects emerging-growth companies with qualified funding sources by leveraging technology, media and physical events to achieve its goals. Interlinked, along with its two subsidiaries: InterlinkedTV, a media channel, and FSXinterlinked have created an end to-end investment solution for an exclusive network of companies and investors in the emerging-growth market. The Interlinked investment platform enables its members to easily connect, build relationships, and ultimately, close deals faster. For more information, visit: http://www.interlinked.com or http://www.FSXinterlinked.com.







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STEMtech Conference Exhibitors Gain Access to Community College and University Representatives From Across the U.S.


Chandler, AZ (PRWEB) May 06, 2015

The 2015 STEMtech conference exhibition hall floor plan is now open for League Corporate Partner booth selection. Dont miss this opportunity to highlight your latest products and services to community college and university decision-makers from around the country.

This years event will take place November 1-4, 2015, at the Arizona Grand in Phoenix. This beautiful all-suite hotel is nestled in a private desert oasis on the doorstep of the South Mountain Preserve. The Phoenix area offers southwestern charm, world-class golf courses, restaurants with inspired cuisine, and stylish shopping centers to visitors, and is sure to be popular with conference participants.

STEMtech provides Partners with direct access to higher education faculty and administrators, K-12 representatives, government officials, and community and business leaders interested in STEM, analytics, metadata, advanced technology, and learning management architecture. Gain national exposure and build clientele by selecting your booth today!

Exhibitors should also consider one of the many available sponsorship and advertising opportunities and are strongly encouraged to submit proposals to present.

Only companies that are League Corporate Partners are eligible to exhibit, make presentations, or in other ways participate in the STEMtech conference. First-rate companies partner with us to make a meaningful difference in the way higher education institutions serve students. As a League Partner, your company will be affiliated with our network of over 800 community colleges and more than 160 outstanding corporate partners to become a major player in the community college market.

About the League for Innovation in the Community College

The League for Innovation in the Community College is an international organization dedicated to catalyzing the community college movement. The League hosts conferences and institutes, develops print and digital resources, and leads projects and initiatives with more than 800 member colleges, 160 corporate partners, and a host of other government and nonprofit agencies in a continuing effort to make a positive difference for students and communities. Information about the League and its activities is available at http://www.league.org.







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Healthcare Staffing Leader, Aureus Medical Group, to Exhibit at the Ohio Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference


Omaha, NE (PRWEB) March 28, 2015

Aureus Medical Group (web: aureusmedical.com), a national leader in healthcare staffing, including physical therapy jobs, has announced that it will participate as an exhibitor at the Ohio Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference to be held April 10-11, 2015 at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel in Columbus, OH.

The OPTA Annual Conference offers educational programming, networking opportunities, and exhibits with products and services.

Representatives from Aureus Medicals Rehabilitation Therapy division will be available to speak with attendees about its full range of staffing services, including job opportunities and medical careers in the travel physical therapy field. Individuals are encouraged to visit Aureus Medical in booth #19. Attendees are invited to enter a raffle to win a $ 100 Visa gift card.

About Aureus Medical Group:

Aureus Medical Group is a national leader in healthcare staffing specializing in the successful placement of Nursing, Advanced Practice, Cardiopulmonary, Diagnostic Imaging, Medical Laboratory, Neurodiagnostics, Radiation Oncology, and Rehabilitation Therapy professionals, as well as Physicians, in hospitals and medical facilities nationwide. With more than 30 years of experience, Aureus Medical offers a full range of staffing options, including national contract (travel), local contract, and direct hire. Aureus Medical is the largest affiliate of Omaha-based C&A Industries, a leading provider of human capital management solutions for more than 45 years.







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16 Companies Sponsor Orange County Fitness Business Conference


Chino Hills, Calif. (PRWEB) March 20, 2015

The Fitness Business Summit is the only conference designed to teach business and marketing systems to professionals within the fitness industry. Held annually and hosted by fitness marketing and business consultant Bedros Keuilian, the event is unlike any other educational system offered to fitness professionals. Hosted at the Westin Hotel in Costa Mesa, CA, this years Summit will be held from March 27-29.

Fitness Business Summit 2015 boasts the highest number of attendees in event history, 650, and will also feature significantly more sponsors than any previous year. With 16 independent companies supporting the Summit in the form of paid sponsorships, the event is primed to provide more benefit to attendees than ever previously.

Sponsoring companies include Muscle Ropes, one of the largest battle rope manufacturing companies, the popular supplement company Ideal Shape, and FitPro Newsletter, the only email marketing software designed specifically for fitness professionals.

Sponsorship packages grant event attendees access to special discounts and promotions available nowhere else. These packages, designed by each sponsor exclusively for Fitness Business Summit, will help the hundreds of fitness professionals attending the event operate more efficient businesses. The hundreds of optimized businesses will then be enabled to hire additional employees, stimulate the economy, and ultimately help more individuals live healthier lives.

Education in the fitness industry is hampered by a fatal flaw, said Bedros Keuilian. Nearly every fitness professional will, at some point, be required to open their own business. Its the only way to make decent money in the fitness industry. But none of the accredited personal trainer certification programs offer business training. Thats why I created the Fitness Business Summit, to teach those business systems that are missing from traditional fitness education.

Ive made it my lifes mission to create and empower entrepreneurs. Its the lifestyle that has brought me happiness and I strive to help others find that same happiness. And the Fitness Business Summit is just one of the ways I get to do that.

For more information about the Summit or to purchase a ticket visit FitnessButinessSummit.com.

About Keuilian Inc.

Keuilian Inc. (est. 2007) was founded by fitness marketing and business consultant Bedros Keuilian, who has been named the hidden genius behind several of the biggest names in the fitness industry. In addition, he is also the founder of the popular fitness marketing blog, PTPower.com, and founder and CEO of the indoor fitness boot camp franchise, Fit Body Boot Camp.

To learn more about Bedros Keuilian and his fitness boot camp franchise, please visit:

http://www.ptpower.com/ or

http://www.myfitbodybootcamp.com/







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Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference


Plainsboro, NJ (PRWEB) January 22, 2015

Joan Lunden, award-winning American journalist, beloved television host, health advocate and keynote speaker at the upcoming 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference planned and developed by ACCME-accredited Physicians Education Resource

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TAMEST Conference to Feature Program on Cancer Research and Treatment


AUSTIN, Texas (PRWEB) January 21, 2015

The Academy of Medicine, Engineering & Science of Texas (TAMEST) will hold its 12th annual conferenceCancer: A Texas-Sized ProblemJanuary 22-23, 2015, at the Omni Houston Hotel in Houston, Texas. The conference program will explore the epidemiology, genetics, initiation, progression, and treatment paradigms of perhaps the most pressing current health problem of our societyCANCER.

Thursdays program will feature keynote addresses by James P. Allison, Ph.D., The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; Margaret L. Kripke, Ph.D., Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas; and Mike Pazin, Ph.D., National Institutes of Health. Fridays program will include keynote speakers Judith A. Salerno, M.D., M.S., Susan G. Komen

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Nemetschek Vectorworks Gives Away Conference Passes and Hotel Stays to Students and Emerging Professionals


Columbia, Md. (PRWEB) January 21, 2015

Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc., a provider of intuitive, powerful and practical 2D/3D and Building Information Modeling (BIM) software solutions, is awarding conference passes and hotel stays to students and emerging professionals who enter its Conference Pass Giveaway program. While there will be several opportunities to win throughout the year, the company will launch the 2015 promotion by selecting three winners to attend 2015 PLANET Student Career Days, USITT’s Annual Conference & Stage Expo 2015 or LAbash2015. Nemetschek Vectorworks will exhibit its Vectorworks

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CustomerCount Confirms Sponsorship for Canadian Resort Conference


Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) March 06, 2015

CustomerCount, a leading online enterprise customer feedback management system, has confirmed its Silver-level Sponsor at the 2015 Canadian Resort Conference (CRC), Sept. 9 10, at the Pan Pacific Vancouver hotel in British Columbia, Canada.

CustomerCount is a flexible online customer feedback solution providing intuitive real-time reporting on guest satisfaction through custom-built surveys. Originally built with the timeshare industry in mind, this platform specializes in segmenting customer data from call center operations, sales tours of timeshare properties, and customers vacation experiences. CustomerCount fluidly pushes real-time information to key decision-makers, enabling organizations to better understand their performance levels and adjust accordingly to gain a competitive edge.

CustomerCounts reason for sponsoring this conference is two-fold, says Robert A. Kobek, RRP, president, CustomerCount. First, we want to demonstrate our support for CRDA, especially since the timeshare industry is placing an ever-growing focus on the Canadian landscape. Second, CustomerCount is available in 40 languages. The fact that CRC attendees represent the global market makes this an extremely attractive conference.

At CRC 2015, CustomerCount will sponsor the photo delegate list. This invaluable tool provides a visual aid to the names of attendees, enabling them to better identify the people they want to meet during the conference.

CRC is produced by Perspective Group on behalf of the Canadian Resort Development Association (CRDA), a trade association dedicated to furthering the interests of the resort industry throughout Canada and the rest of the world.

The annual event draws senior-level decision-makers from Canada, the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean and beyond. With interactive sessions and extended networking, CRC provides plenty of opportunities for attendees to meet with international and domestic delegates, make new business contacts and form strategic partnerships.

This years conference will focus on the future growth of the Canadian resort marketplace, the global vacation ownership industry, consumer trends, technology advances, product diversification, experience enhancements and more. Panel sessions will include a mix of the new entrants and seasoned veterans, who will provide varied opinions on issues affecting the industry. Attendees will come away with valuable insights on all that Canada has to offer to companies looking to expand there as well as insights on how to attract Canadian vacationers to other destinations.

To register and get additional information, visit http://www.canadianresortconference.com/.

For more information about the Canadian Resort Development Association, membership opportunities and events, visit http://www.crda.com/.

About CustomerCount

The CustomerCount online survey system presents questions to consumers that maximize response rates and deliver our clients customized and actionable information. This customer engagement solution was built with the timeshare industry in mind by building a technological platform segmenting customer data from call center operations, sales tours of timeshare properties, and a customers vacation experience. Particular expertise lies in guest satisfaction with hotel and resort experiences, and guest satisfaction with contact center experiences. A robust reporting component supports 24/7/365 online access to real-time customer feedback via reports customized to meet individual business needs. For more information visit http://www.customercount.com

About CRDA

CRDA is an industry-based association dedicated to furthering the vacation ownership resort and leisure industries. The association was founded over 30 years ago in response to the publics demand for reliable information about timeshare products. Focus has since broadened to all aspects of shared ownership and the resort industry. For more information on membership and events visit http://www.crda.com.

About Canadian Resort Conference

Canadian Resort Conference (CRC) is an annual event produced and hosted by Perspective Group, the vacation ownership industrys leading PR & Multimedia Company globally. CRC attracts senior-level executives from Canada, the United States, Mexico, The Caribbean and beyond, and provides a crucial networking platform for those interested in entering the Canadian resort marketplace, and those who want to find strategic partnerships with other international companies. For more details visit http://canadianresortconference.com/.







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Nashville Tapped as Host City for the American College of Lifestyle Medicines Annual Conference


Nashville, TN (PRWEB) January 15, 2015

Country Music Capital Nashville, TN will play host to Lifestyle Medicine 2015, the annual conference of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM). Set for November 1-4, 2015 at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel, this CME accredited event, which has doubled in attendance each of the past four years, will be headlined by ACLM President David Katz, MD, MPH, recently named to the top 25 of the 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness.

This years conference theme, Integrating Evidence into Practice, is timely. Health care practitioners are looking for solutions. We know what the evidence showsthat poor, and oftentimes inevitable, lifestyle choices are responsible for 80% of chronic disease. What we struggle with is how to put this evidence into action in light of our disease care system, said Planning Committee Chairman Amanda McKinney, MD, FACOG. The focus of this year’s conference is to help those in attendance to put evidence into action. Well have an outstanding line-up of speakers who will share their collective experiences on what works and what doesn’t in helping people adopt healthier lifestyle behaviors.

Frank Hu, MD, MPH, PhD, Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School will join Dr. Katz and other global leaders as conference keynotes, with 25 track sessions presented by the foremost experts in the field rounding out the line-up. The event will feature networking opportunities with industry leaders, the annual ACLM membership meeting, fitness events and an expansive pavilion showcasing corporate sponsors and exhibitors.

Registration and Speaker Call for Presentations (CFP) officially opened this week for Lifestyle Medicine 2015. Registrants may take advantage of the New Years 40% discount, with special promotional pricing also available for multiple and trainee registrants. Those interested in being part of the conference faculty are encouraged to respond to the CFP on or before April 13, 2015.

Our previous conferences have been focused on the evidence, particularly the evidence of plant-based nutrition, explained McKinney. This year we are opening the umbrella wider to include more instruction about the benefits of mindfulness, physical activity and coaching and motivational interviewing. Well showcase evidence-based solutions but also want practitioners to walk away with new ideas about how to alter their practices, having new tools in their bags to help patients actually improve their health and make those lifestyle changes they so desperately need.

About Lifestyle Medicine 2015:

Lifestyle Medicine 2015 is the nations premier medical conference focused on lifestyle medicinelifestyle in medicine and lifestyle as medicine. Set for November 1-4, 2015 at the Renaissance Hotel in Nashville, TN, this CME accredited event delivers impressive keynotes, evidence-based educational sessions, research posters, and ample networking activities. Attendees from across the nation and around the world will gather to learn about Integrating Evidence into Practice and lifestyle medicine as the foundation of a transformed healthcare system. Learn more and register at http://www.lifestylemedicine2015.org.

About the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM):

ACLM is a professional association of physicians and clinicians dedicated to the advancement and practice of Lifestyle Medicine as the foundation of a transformed and sustainable healthcare system. Lifestyle Medicine is a branch of evidence-based medicine in which comprehensive lifestyle changes (including nutrition, physical activity, stress management, social support and environmental exposures) are used to help prevent, treat and even reverse the progression of many chronic diseases by addressing their underlying causes. Visit http://www.lifestylemedicine.org.







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AIR Researchers to Present at Biannual Society for Research on Education Effectiveness (SREE) Conference

Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) March 04, 2015

Researchers from the American Institutes for Research (AIR) will give presentations on a broad range of education research topics during the Society for Research on Education Effectiveness (SREE) conference March 4-7, 2015 in Washington, D.C.

The conference theme, “Learning Curves: Creating and Sustaining Gains from Early Childhood through Adulthood,” explores the role of research in understanding and supporting learning and growth from preschool through college and beyond.

AIR researchers will explore a variety of topics, including: testing and the achievement gap; student achievement among immigrant populations; professional development and childrens literacy; and lessons learned from educational initiatives in Bangladesh and Zambia. In addition to presentations by staff, AIR is sponsoring sessions on careers outside of academe and women in quantitative methodology.

Explore all AIR Sessions below:

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2015

Pre-Conference Session: Women in Quantitative Methodology

Roosevelt – Fairmont Hotel, Ballroom Level

4:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.

AIR Host: Trish Hinojosa

Sponsor: AIR

THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2015

Breakfast Session: Careers Outside Academe

Roosevelt – Fairmont Hotel, Ballroom Level

8:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m.

AIR Presenters: Michael Hansen & Julia Lane

Sponsor: AIR

Session 2D. Understanding the Effects of Education Policies

Improving Educational Outcomes Through Cash Strategies in International Contexts

Dumbarton – Fairmont Hotel, Level 3

1:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m.

“The Impact of an Unconditional Cash Transfer on Early Child Development: The Zambia Child Grant Program”

AIR Presenters: David Seidenfeld, Leah Prencipe & Laura Hawkinson

2F. Education and Social Inequality

The Cumulative Effects of Educational Context Over the Life Cycle

Gallery 3 – Park Hyatt Hotel, Ballroom Level

1:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m.

“Immigrants in Public Schools: A Closer Look at Cross-Generational Differences in Student Outcomes”

AIR Presenter: Umut Ozek

3C. Instruction and Student Achievement Symposium

Is Seeing Believing? Exploring the Empirical Evidence for the Validity of Teacher Observations

Sulgrave – Fairmont Hotel, Floor 3

3:00p.m. 5:00 p.m.

“Impacts of Multidimensionality and Error: Simulating Explanations for Weak Correlations between Measures of Teacher Quality”

AIR Presenter: Dan Goldhaber

3D. Instruction and Student Achievement: Strategies to Assess and Improve Literacy and Reading Comprehension

Sulgrave – Fairmont Hotel, Floor 3

3:00p.m. 5:00 p.m.

“Longitudinal Impacts of the Children’s Literacy Initiative Professional Development, Coaching, and Model Classroom Intervention on Early Literacy Achievement”

AIR Presenters: Julia Parkinson, John Meakin & Terry Salinger

Reception

Gallery Ballroom – Park Hyatt Hotel

7:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m.

Sponsor: AIR

FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2015

4B. Social and Emotional Interventions in Educational Settings

Exploring the Intended and Unintended Effects of Educational Policies on Student Behavior

Gallery 3 – Park Hyatt Hotel, Ballroom Level

9:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m.

“Hold Back to Move Forward? Early Grade Retention and Student Misbehavior”

AIR Presenter: Umut Ozek

4C. Instruction and Student Achievement

Hiring and Retaining Good Teachers: Selection Tools And Organizational Contexts That Affect Teacher Turnover

Roosevelt – Fairmont Hotel, Ballroom Level

9:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m.

“Screen Twice, Cut Once: Assessing the Predictive Validity of Teacher Selection Tools”

AIR Presenter: Dan Goldhaber

4D. Instruction and Student Achievement

Experimental Evidence on Strategies to Improve Instruction and Achievement

Culpeper – Fairmont Hotel, Ballroom Level

9:00 am 10:30 a.m.

“The Impact of the Enhancing Missouri’s Instructional Networked Teaching Strategies (eMINTS) Program on Student Achievement, 21st-Century Skills, and Academic Engagement: Second-Year Results”

AIR Presenters: Coby Meyers & Ayrin Molefe

“Effects of Interim Assessments on the Achievement Gap: Evidence from an Experiment”

AIR Presenters: Shazia Miller & Arie van der Ploeg

4E. Understanding the Effects of Education Policies

Literacy Interventions: Methodology, Evidence and Implementation

Sulgrave – Fairmont Hotel, Floor 3

9:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m.

“Incomplete Reporting: Addressing the Prevalence of Outcome-Reporting Bias in Educational Research”

AIR Presenter: Ryan Williams

4G. Research Methods

Learning from the Masses: Lessons About Generalization

Gallery 1 – Park Hyatt Hotel, Ballroom Level

9:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m.

“Implications of Small Samples for Generalization: Adjustments and Rules of Thumb”

AIR Presenter: Kelly Hallberg

“Site Selection in Experiments: A Follow-Up Evaluation of Site Recruitment in Two Scale-Up Studies”

AIR Participants: Sarah Caverly, Michael Vaden-Kiernan, Kate Sullivan & Veronica Ruiz de Castilla

5D. Instruction and Student Achievement

Instructional Strategies and Programs to Improve Mathematics

Gallery 3 – Park Hyatt Hotel, Ballroom Level

1:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m.

AIR Chair: Kirk Walters

“Findings from a Multi-Year Scale-Up Effectiveness Trial of Everyday Mathematics”

AIR Presenters: Michael Vaden-Kiernan, Sarah Caverly, Nance Bell, Veronica Ruiz de la Castilla & Kate Sullivan

5G. Transitions for Youth Symposium

Effects of Mentoring on At-Risk High School Students: A Cross-Study Analysis of the Implementation and Impacts of Three Prominent Mentoring Models

Dumbarton – Fairmont Hotel, Floor 3

1:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m.

“Implementation and Impact of the Check & Connect Mentoring Program”

AIR Presenters: Jessica Heppen, Mindee O’Cummings, Lindsay Poland, Krissy Zeiser & Nicholas Mills

Career Forum

Roosevelt – Fairmont Hotel, Ballroom Level

3:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m.

Sponsor: AIR

SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 2015

7A. Early Childhood Education Symposium

Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund: Early Childhood Nutrition Health and Development Impact Evaluations

Gallery 1 – Park Hyatt Hotel, Ballroom Level

10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.

“Building Parental Capacity to Improve Child Development: Impact Evaluation of an Early Childhood Stimulation Program in Bangladesh Study”

AIR Presenters: Marjorie Chinen, Johannes Bos & Matthew Murray

7C. Instruction and Student Achievement

Evaluation of Literacy Interventions: Costs and Effectiveness

Dumbarton – Fairmont Hotel, Floor 3

10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.

“Preliminary Findings from a Multi-Year Scale-Up Effectiveness Trial of Open-Court Reading (Imagine It!)”

AIR Presenters: Michael Vaden-Kiernan, Sarah Caverly, Nance Bell, Veronica Ruiz de la Castilla & Kate Sullivan

For details about the conference, visit http://www.sree.org.

About AIR

Established in 1946, with headquarters in Washington, D.C., the American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance both domestically and internationally in the

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Perrin Conferences’ 2015 Mid-Atlantic Asbestos Litigation Conference Returns to Wilmington, DE, January 28th


Berwyn, PA (PRWEB) January 07, 2015

Perrin Conferences, leading national provider of joint plaintiff/defendant litigation conferences, announces its annual Mid-Atlantic Asbestos Litigation Conference will be held January 28, 2015, at Chase Center on the Riverside in Wilmington, Delaware.

With more than 140 professionals in attendance last year, Perrin Conferences Wilmington event has steadily increased its attendance figures and profile since its inception in 2012. In addition to drawing renowned litigators, insurance professionals and subject matter experts from across the country, the 2015 conference will feature insights from four judges in a panel discussion on The Judicial Perspectives.

Chairing the 2015 conference will be Diane M. Coffey, Esq., Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik LLP, Wilmington, DE; Patrick N. Haines, Esq., Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik LLP, Edwardsville, IL; and Loreto P. Rufo, Esq., Rufo Associates, P.A., Hockessin, DE.

Participating members for the bench include; Hon. Eric M. Davis, Superior Court of Delaware, Wilmington, DE; Hon. Sherry R. Fallon, Magistrate, United States District Court, D-DE, Wilmington, DE; Hon. Arnold L. New, Coordinating Judge, Complex Litigation Center, Philadelphia, PA; and Hon. Paul R. Wallace, Superior Court of Delaware, Wilmington, DE.

The conference agenda also includes panel discussions on:

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Sales 2.0 Conference Speakers Reveal How Sales Can Leverage Predictive Analytics

Santa Cruz, CA (PRWEB) February 24, 2015

Sales Dot Two Inc., producer of a leading industry event series for B2B sales managers and executives, is pleased to announce that experts from ClearSlide and Sales Performance International (SPI) will speak at the Sales 2.0 Conference on April 27-28, in San Francisco at the Four Seasons Hotel. Both ClearSlide and SPI are official sponsors of the event. Registrations are still available at https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1638682.

The conference is centered on the theme Creating a Predictive Sales Organization. Presentations will focus on technology, processes, and leadership initiatives that can help companies achieve long-term success and build a sustainable revenue engine.

The following two sessions will address the pressures and challenges faced by sales leaders in an era of predictive analytics.

1) Modern Selling with Insights Is the Key to Success with Millennials

In his session, ClearSlide Chief Operating Officer Dustin Grosse will address how the fact that Millennials will make up nearly 50 percent of the workforce by 2020 is changing the sales industry. Grosse will share how sellers, sales managers, and marketers can adapt to modern methodologies and new technologies in order to engage with this emerging demographic of tech savvy and socially connected buyers. He will outline how real-time customer insights and more predictive selling capabilities can help sales leaders keep pace with changing customer needs and expectations.

2) Why Leave Revenue Growth to Chance?

In his session, Keith Eades, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Sales Performance International, Inc. (SPI) will address how sales leaders can plan for strategic revenue growth. According to Eades, industry research indicates that selling has been disrupted. Although hundreds of ideas and solutions could potentially improve the sales organization, leaders need insights to know what to invest in to drive improved performance. Eades will challenge conventional approaches and reveal a new way to think about continual sales improvement. His data-driven approach will enable sales leaders to focus on the highest payback areas for performance improvement. By aligning talent analytics, adaptive learning, and sales enablement, sales organizations can make intelligent, focused, high-impact investments in human capital.

Smart sales leaders are taking steps now to prepare for a future that is agile and predictive, says Sales 2.0 Conference host and Selling Power founder Gerhard Gschwandtner. Sales leaders need to learn how to harness tools that can help them apply data and predictive intelligence to create better, faster, more efficient sales organizations.

A full list of speakers and presentation descriptions can be found at http://www.sales20conf.com/SF2015/agenda.html.

About the Sales 2.0 Conference

The Sales 2.0 Conference showcases leadership strategies and SaaS technologies that help B2B sales and marketing leaders create more competitive teams and drive higher profit. Attendees learn how to achieve measurable success in such areas as CRM use, sales and marketing collaboration, lead-generation and pipeline management, social media for sales and marketing, analytics and metrics management, customer engagement, sales-transformation and change leadership, and sales-process improvement.







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First-Of-Its-Kind Corporate Culture Program Debuts At GNEX 2015 Conference


Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) February 14, 2015

A world-class leadership program created specifically for the timeshare industry is making its debut at the Fifth Annual Global Networking Expo (GNEX Conference) Feb. 15 18, in San Diego, Calif.

The program, Leadership Culture Retreats, is designed to help vacation ownership companies implement a lasting corporate culture that enhances productivity, improves employee retention and provides a more engaged management team to drive the culture companywide.

This first-of-its-kind series joins two dynamic companies with expertise in leadership and vacation ownership: Perspective Group, the premier independent PR and media company globally for the vacation ownership industry, and Advance Corporate Technology, headed up by Jim Madrid, longtime GNEX Conference emcee and Seattle Sounders Mental Toughness Coach along with many other roles.

Madrid has been in the business of helping individuals and organizations achieve ever-higher levels of success for more than three decades. Along with his expertise in timeshare, he has helped major companies across many sectors. Among the diverse organizations that have benefited from his expertise are: Nordstrom, Lexus, Toyota, Mercedes-Benz, Honda, Paramount Studios, Trendwest Resorts, Oakley, St. Regis Hotels and Resorts and Pueblo Bonito Resorts.

Madrid teamed up with Perspective Group in 2014 to develop a curriculum that introduces a corporate culture strategy for vacation ownership companies that senior executives could adopt and grow within their organizations. The full curriculum is now complete and for the first time, companies will be able to book a Leadership Culture Retreat, at favorable rates during the upcoming GNEX 2015 Conference which is produced by Perspective Group, giving attending companies the opportunity to secure one of the limited retreat programs scheduled for 2015.

For more information, attendees can visit the Leadership Culture Retreats / Advance Corporate Technology booth in the GNEX Networking Lounge, or visit http://leadershipcultureretreats.com to request an information pack.

GNEX Conferences have facilitated many of the core issues challenging the timeshare industry globally with the top developers, vendors, marketers, said Madrid, who has served as GNEX emcee/facilitator since the conferences inception. Our Leadership Culture Retreats are the logical extension, helping senior executives focus their efforts for maximum return.

Leadership Culture Retreats For Timeshare

The series is comprised of annual, three-day retreats featuring workshops and group activities led by a team of facilitators. In Session One, entitled VISION, executives will help redefine a core culture that will instill in them a sense of ownership and involvement in the growth of their organization. The goal is to empower senior executive teams to spread the culture throughout the company for a more focused, engaged and productive workforce.

Each retreat is customized to the individual organization attending, with clearly defined objectives and relevant content relating to company structure, products and services and projected future goals.

We are delighted to offer this program as the latest addition to our Events Division, said Paul Mattimoe, president and CEO, Perspective Group. What attracted us to this partnership is the fact that it is unique within the timeshare industry. These arent training seminars or motivational sessions. This is three days with a mental toughness coach that fuses his extensive experience and incredible successes across many industries with his expertise in our industry.

For more information contact info(at)leadershipcultureretreats(dot)com

About Advance Corporate Technology Inc.

In a career spanning three decades, Jim Madrid has been in the business of assisting individuals and organizations to achieve ever-higher levels of success. Companies as diverse as Nordstrom, Lexus, Toyota, Mercedes-Benz, Paramount Studios, Trendwest Resorts, Oakley, St. Regis Hotel and Resort, and Pueblo Bonito Resorts have all benefited from Jims expertise.

About Perspective Group

Perspective Group provides the vacation ownership industrys most comprehensive, independent multi-media marketing and publishing services globally. Products and services range from intensive PR & Multimedia services such as INTUTION, a brand visibility service that includes custom content creation and distribution, social media monitoring, online marketing and brand reputation management, to the Perspective Magazine brand, which publishes the leading independent trade publication globally, as well as custom membership magazines for clients.

Perspective Group is a media sponsor of more than 30 industry events per year and participates on a number of trade association committees. They also host their own annual industry leader event, the Global Networking Expo (GNEX Conference), and Canadian Resort Conference (CRC) on behalf of the Canadian Resort Development Association (CRDA). For further information please visit http://perspectivemagazine.com/services







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Stonebridge Companies Sheraton Roanoke Hotel and Conference Center Announces Exclusive New Years Eve Hotel Package


Roanoke, VA (PRWEB) December 18, 2014

The Sheraton Roanoke Hotel and Conference Center has announced a one-night-only package to celebrate the New Year. Available only for arrivals on December 31, 2014, two guests will be treated to a night of luxury in deluxe accommodations. After settling into a gorgeous hotel room, guests will make their way to the on-site restaurant, Shulas 347 Grill, where they will select three delectable courses from a special New Year’s Eve menu. Selections include the famed SHULA CUT Rib Eye or New York Strip, fresh Atlantic salmon, cheesecake, and more. Additionally, guests will be treated to one glass of house champagne with dinner and are invited to enjoy the evening at the bar following dinner. After a fantastic nights sleep in luxurious bedding, guests will wake up to breakfast for two in Pi Kitchen Restaurant.

This special offer starts at just $ 199, plus tax, for the night and is limited to two guests per room. For reservations, please call the hotel directly at 540-563-9300.

The Sheraton Roanoke Hotel & Conference Center is located just minutes from Downtown Roanoke at the base of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Guests enjoy easy access to Roanoke attractions like Virginia Tech, Rivers Edge Sports Complex, Roanoke Civic Center, Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke College, Hollins University, Valley View Mall and a variety of local shopping and dining. The hotel offers generous amenities such as free high-speed Internet access, plush Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Beds, in-room free Starbucks

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Prague the Site of SAE International 2015 Conference on Icing and De-icing Systems for Aircraft


WARRENDALE, Pa. (PRWEB) February 12, 2015

SAE International announces that Prague, Czech Republic, will be the site of the SAE 2015 International Conference on Icing of Aircraft, Engines, and Structures. The meeting will be held June 22-25, 2015 at the Hotel International Prague.

The SAE 2015 International Conference on Icing of Aircraft, Engines, and Structures provides participants the highest-quality technical program focusing on meteorology, aircraft icing systems, and ground de-icing operations. Governmental agencies will use this as their platform to discuss critical studies and new developments in icing and deicing standards.

This conference also offers a forum for the aerospace community to meet and discuss the newest regulations governing aircraft icing operations. The latest technologies and systems designed to de-ice, and anti-ice (keep ice from forming on an aircraft) will also be discussed, along with the current and future challenges, and upcoming opportunities within industry.

The critical issues of discussion at this years event include:

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